Terre Haute man charged with breaking windows downtown

Larry Moses Faulkner

A Terre Haute man faces multiple counts of criminal mischief after a recent rock throwing spree broke windows in several downtown buildings, police said.

Larry M. Faulkner, 37, was arrested Wednesday in an investigation into six incidents involving broken windows on Wabash Avenue and South Sixth Street.

City police report witnesses to some of the rock throwing incidents described Faulkner as the man who took rocks out of his pocket and threw them at the windows. Video surveillance also captured images of Faulkner.

Windows were damaged at Sonka's Irish Pub, the former Ambrosini's restaurant, Papa John's Pizza, Copper Bar, a former church, Complete Landlord Solutions, and Horace Mann Insurance.

Indiana State University police also reported Faulkner threw rocks through windows at the Student Recreation Center.

Faulkner appeared in Vigo Superior Court 1 on Friday but refused to respond to the questions of Judge John Roach, who suggested a mental health evaluation.

On Tuesday, Faulkner pleaded guilty in Terre Haute City Court to a criminal mischief involving ISU, Domino's Pizza and Papa John's Pizza. He was sentenced to 20 hours of community service and was given a suspended sentence of 365 days in jail.

Faulkner was booked into the Vigo County Jail on Wednesday, where he remains on bond set at $15,000.

Lisa Trigg can be reached at 812-231-4254 or at lisa.trigg@tribstar.com. Follow her on Twitter at TribStarLisa.

Lisa Trigg has been a reporter at the Tribune-Star since 2009. With more than 30 years of newspaper experience, she now covers general news with a focus on crime and courts.

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